Occupational Employment Statistics


39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors

Instruct or coach groups or individuals in exercise activities. Demonstrate techniques and form, observe participants, and explain to them corrective measures necessary to improve their skills. Excludes teachers classified in 25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations. Excludes “Coaches and Scouts” (27-2022) and "Athletic Trainers" (29-9091).

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 34049$15.45/hr$10.78/hr$12.27/hr$14.75/hr$18.12/hr$20.63/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and UtilitiesN/AN/A
Financial ActivitiesN/A$20.26/hr
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
Education and Health Services860$19.24/hr
Leisure and Hospitality3,530$20.93/hr
Other Services1,250$19.21/hr
Public Administration500$21.11/hr
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Northeast Balance of State 30$12.84/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 80$20.62/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 110$16.80/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 120$19.80/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 130$19.93/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 140$18.83/hr-0.7%
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 190$16.93/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 200$17.84/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 260$14.56/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 260$11.44/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 270$18.14/hr-5.5%
Southeast Balance of State 310$14.84/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 340$14.75/hr1.0%
Central Minnesota 390$19.29/hr4.7%
Southeast Minnesota 460$15.72/hr-1.8%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 610$15.42/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 4,610$21.45/hr9.6%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 4,910$21.22/hrN/A
Minnesota 6,170$20.21/hr5.5%

Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Massage Therapists 2,280$24.16/hr22.6%
Physical Therapist Assistants 1,780$26.99/hr18.6%
Occupational Therapist Aides 50$16.36/hrN/A

  • Provide students with information and resources regarding nutrition, weight control, and lifestyle issues.
  • Conduct therapeutic, recreational, or athletic activities.
  • Teach and demonstrate use of gymnastic and training equipment, such as trampolines and weights.
  • Explain and enforce safety rules and regulations governing sports, recreational activities, and the use of exercise equipment.
  • Explain and enforce safety rules and regulations governing sports, recreational activities, and the use of exercise equipment.
  • Maintain fitness equipment.
  • Plan routines, choose appropriate music, and choose different movements for each set of muscles, depending on participants' capabilities and limitations.
  • Teach proper breathing techniques used during physical exertion.
  • Offer alternatives during classes to accommodate different levels of fitness.
  • Instruct participants in maintaining exertion levels to maximize benefits from exercise routines.